MIDTESOL Matters Spring 2015 Issue Published


The Spring 2015 issue of MIDTESOL Matters, our affiliate newsletter, is now available. This issue includes: TESOL 2015 Convention Gatherings & Presentations CALL Interest Section Tech Tool Spotlight Updates from Member States More! Click here to download your PDF copy. Read More »

Best ELL/ESL Student Essay Awards


MIDTESOL is pleased to invite teachers to submit student essays for the Best High School ESL Student Essay Award and Best ESL Student Award. Eligibility Best High School Essay Award - The student must be a high school student (grades 9-12) in good standing who is enrolled—or was enrolled formerly—in an ESOL/ELL program in a K-12 school in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, or Nebraska. Best ... Read More »

MIDTESOL Gathering 2015


We welcome all MIDTESOL members who’d like to participate in our annual gathering at the 2015 TESOL Convention. Crossing Borders – Building Bridges is the theme for this year’s convention; as an affiliate comprised of 4 states, we seek opportunities to cross borders to strengthen our organization. Join us on Thursday evening, March 26, 2015 for a MIDAmerica TESOL gathering. We asked for ... Read More »

Iowa International Education Conference Coming in April

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THE 3RD ANNUAL IOWA INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE Date: April 20, 2015 Location: University of Northern Iowa Maucker Union, Cedar Falls Please join us for the 3rd Annual Iowa NAFSA International Education Conference. This will be a one day event from 9am-4pm. This conference will be similar to a regional NAFSA conference in that we will have people representing all facets ... Read More »

TIRF Announces 2015 Doctoral Dissertation Grants Competition

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TIRF is pleased to announce its 2015 Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) competition. Grants of up to US $5,000 will be made to successful applicants investigating any of the following topics: Bilingualism or Plurilingualism in Business, Industry, and the Professions Language Assessment Optimal Uses of Technology in the Delivery of English Language Instruction Language Teacher Education Students’ Age and Effective English Language ... Read More »

MIDTESOL Matters Winter 2014 Issue Now Available


The Winter 2014 issue of MIDTESOL Matters, our affiliate newsletter, is now available. This issue includes: Letter from MIDTESOL President Terry Barakat & Welcome to Nebraska MIDTESOL 2014 Conference Review State By State Update Highlight Of Opportunities MIDTESOL 2014 Essay Contest Click here to download your PDF copy. Read More »

Cornhuskers return to MIDTESOL!


The MIDTESOL Board and membership would like to welcome Nebraska back into the MIDTESOL fold! One of the original member states of MIDTESOL, Nebraska left the affiliate around 10 years ago–but now they’re back, baby! We are excited to have our neighboring Cornhuskers as a partner state once again. We look forward to many years of collaboration with the ESL professionals from ... Read More »

Teaching Opportunities in Japan


Graduates interested in experiencing a totally different culture providing a lifetime of unique memories and with experience teaching adults and children are needed to teach at Japanese corporations, government ministries and public schools. Initial annual contract with option for renewal includes paid vacations, medical insurance, work visa sponsorship and teacher training. Depending on applicant’s work experience, academic background, type of ... Read More »

SWCAS & MCAA Joint Conference 2014

The Southwest Conference on Asian Studies (SWCAS) and the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA) will hold a joint conference on October 3-5, 2014 at the University of Kansas, in Lawrence, KS. This marks the 6th time that the MCAA conference will be held at KU, but it will be a first for the SWCAS conference. We are inviting area K-12 ... Read More »